Bart Thaci, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Bart Thaci, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery as a clinical assistant professor in July 2022 specializing in neurovascular disease. His particular clinical interests include the treatment of brain and spinal cord vascular disorders such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, arteriovenous fistulas, and cavernous malformations. He also performs embolization of brain and spinal cord tumors; cervical, intracranial, and venous stenting; and revascularization for acute ischemic stroke.

Dr. Thaci received his medical degree from University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine, Albania. After relocating in the United States, Dr. Thaci continued post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago Brain Tumor Center and then a pre-residency neurosurgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center, Boston University. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of California-Davis. During his residency, Dr. Thaci completed two endovascular fellowships, the first at the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 2020 and the second at the CAST-approved University of California-Davis in 2022.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Intracranial aneurysms; arteriovenous malformations; arteriovenous fistulas; cavernous malformations; brain tumors; carotid stenosis; intracranial stenosis; venous sinus stenosis; ischemic stroke.

Board Certifications

Eligible for American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Carlisle
UPMC Community General
UPMC Hanover
UPMC Harrisburg
UPMC Lititz
UPMC Memorial
UPMC West Shore

Professional Organization Membership

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine, Albania, 2004
  • Fellowship, Pre-residency, Neurosurgery, Boston University Medical Center, 2015
  • Residency, University of California Davis Medical School, 2022
  • Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 2020
  • Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of California Davis Medical School, 2022

Media Appearances

UPMC in Central Pa. offers team approach to spine care
Central Penn Business Journal
April 1, 2024

UPMC launches new spine care program in Central Pa. (Harrisburg, Pa.)
March 25, 2024

Stroke survivor shares story as warning
abc27TV News (Harrisburg, Pa.)
July 18, 2023